Lopressor Metoprolol Tartrate and/or alternatives
Lopressor is used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain, tremors, migraine headache, abnormal rhythms of the heart, heart pain, and certain neurological disorders. The generic name of the drug is Metoprolol Tartrate.
You must buy Lopressor only after consulting a doctor. The drug is available in the form of tablets and injection. The injection is usually administered in a clinic or hospital setting by a doctor, nurse or experienced medical practitioner. If you want to administer the injectable form at home, ask the doctor about the procedure. Make sure that you have understood how to administer it. If you have any doubts, clarify it with the doctor. Don’t use Lopressor if it is discolored or has particles in it.
Indications & Dosage of Lopressor
Lopressor blocks the beta receptors in the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for increasing the heartbeat. Lopressor keeps the heartbeat at normal rhythm. It is available in the form of Lopressor 25mg, Lopressor 50mg and Lopressor 100 mg tablets and 1 mg/ml injection.
The recommended dosage of Lopressor to treat hypertension is 100 mg per day. The dosage can be increased up to 450 mg per day. You must check your blood pressure regularly during treatment. The dosage for angina is 100-400 mg per day. The dosage for acute myocardial infarction is 5 mg injections two times a day. The tablets must be taken before meals and at bedtime. You must not start, stop or change the dose without consulting the doctor. Don’t take the drug in excess than prescribed by the doctor. You will have to wait for two weeks to see the results. If you are not finding any improvement after a long time, consult your doctor. Don’t miss any dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Don’t take an overdose of Lopressor. In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
You must store Lopressor at room temperature away from direct light and heat. Make sure that the syringes and needles are kept away from the reach of children and pets.
Side Effects & Interactions of Lopressor
Less serious side effects of Lopressor are:
- Dry mouth and eyes
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Dizziness and mild drowsiness
- Muscle pain
- Headache and heart burn
- Unusual tiredness
- Pain and swelling at the injection site
Serious side effects of Lopressor are:
- Severe allergic reactions such as rashes and hives
- Tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing
- Fever, chills and sore throat
- Lightheadedness and severe drowsiness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes
You must consult your doctor if the serious side effects persist.
The following drugs may interact with Lopressor:
Tell your doctor about all your previous and current medications before using Lopressor.
Warnings & Precautions of Lopressor
You must not buy Lopressor if you have:
- Diabetes mellitus
- An allergy to any of the ingredients in the drug
- An allergy to any medicine, food or other substance
You must not use Lopressor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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